Month: September 2013

Back problem

Yesterday after a mild hit on the head I felt a pain in my neck down to the middle of my back , nothing I haven´t felt before, I get this sometimes. Anoying and painful and I feel tired because of it but I know it will get better,  I am getting help with it it,  should be fine soon.

Micke on the other side got a real workout yesterday as Mikael tried to push him a little harder, he knows when people have more to give and have a tendency to give up to soon, this is why he pushed him a little more this time. Only good if you ask me, I know that by experience. So I felt sad I could not participate but I will next time.

Kids Training

Kee NG is Mikael´s  tea supplier she imports the finest tea from China, she asked for basic training for her son and she also organized a training place and a few other students, 6 kids totally , one girl and 5 boys around 10 years of age.

 We only went through the basic warm up and a little kick and punch training on pads as well as some footwork and statical training.

We had a talking time after that, I asked who knew who Bruce Lee was and one answer was “ is he the one in kung Fu Panda ? “ that was funny but also interesting, these kids are 10 years old and never heard about Bruce Lee before, the fact that they immediately associate him with martial Arts , in this case Kung Fu is pretty amazing to me. Jeremy was the one with most knowledge , he said “he was an actor who made a lot of cool fight movies” but again, he learned about Bruce Lee in a video game , also pretty amazing, it seems to me no matter what you do, how old you are, Bruce Lee is coming up almost everywhere, pretty cool.

 We were also asked to talk about respect and discipline and how should or should not martial arts be used.

I will explore this in another post

Thank you Kee for arranging this and thank you all the kids for being there.

See you next time!

Speed and technique

Last night session killed my arms… and legs!

We worked on speed combined with the right technique, it was not  just a matter of  fast punches and kicks,  but many repetitions with speed and correct technique,  we did different drills with focus mitts and without.

We also worked on a stress situation, the drill was to avoid strikes with only footwork, we  used blockage but no defense, the intensity of the strikes especially when being stuck in a corner makes the adrenaline flow! but this drill is good and necessary, it is like being hit in the head and different parts of the body ( NOT to hurt, to TRAIN ), it is necessary because if you have never experienced it , the day it happens for real you have no idea how to react, the mind can get confused the technique can be totally lost,  this is why we need to work on this.

Outdoor Training

We decided to train outside yesterday, the weather was awesome ! Bike riding to the slope and after a while as it was too hot in the sun , we moved to the forest where we have an outdoor gym. Will joined us and we used the gym to warm up at first and then to train JKD, we did  balance drills and light sparring on the equipment,  punches and hardenning to finish. That was different and a lot of fun!

I will load pictures later as it does not work right now but some of them are already on my facebook page.